Cougar Mountain Park – Precipice Trail Additions

Category Overview

Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.

Project Highlights

King County Parks Division used this grant to acquire three parcels, 65.3 acres, to expand Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park near the city of Issaquah. Following acquisition, King County Parks has already performed necessary re-routes and improvements to the trail linking Cougar Mountain to Newport Way NW, and established an informal trailhead access point with road shoulder parking on Newport Way NW (with the goal to establish a parking lot in the future). The primary recreation opportunity provided by the project will be hiking.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: King County DNR & Parks Category: Local Parks WWRP Grant: $500,000.00 Applicant Match: $1,351,852.00 Project Type: Acquisition County: King Legislative District: 5 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 10-1313

Location Details

Directions are to adjacent parcel 2024069014 fronts onto Newport Way NW in Issaquah. Travelling eastbound on Interstate 90, get off at Exit 15 (WA-900 W/17TH AVE NW exit) in Issaquah. Drive south <1/2 mile to intersection of Newport Way NW with 17th Ave NW/SR 900. Turn right on Newport Way NW, and travel 1/2 mile west to reach parcel 2026049014.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.